Friday, May 24, 2019

The Things She's Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

The Things She's Seen
by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

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Just released: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: Mystery, YA, Australia
Hardcover: 208
Rating: 3

Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died.

Her dad is drowning in grief. He's also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But now she's got a mystery to solve, a mystery that will hopefully remind her detective father that he is still alive, that there is a life after Beth that is still worth living.

Who is Isobel Catching, and why is she able to see Beth, too? What is her connection to the crime Beth's father has been sent to investigate--a gruesome fire at a home for troubled youth that left an unidentifiable body behind? What happened to the people who haven't been seen since the fire?

As Beth and her father unravel the mystery, they find a shocking and heartbreaking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town, and a friendship that lasts beyond one life and into another...

My two-bits:

This story is a tale of a journey through grief that blends mystery and magical realism in the present day.

I appreciated the end notes as it explained the relation to folklore.


* review copy courtesy of publisher
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